By Adam Smith
El decisivo tratado de Adam Smith sobre el mercado libre allanó el camino al capitalismo moderno argumentando que l. a. competencia es el motor de una sociedad productiva y que el interés propio en última instancia logrará enriquecer a toda l. a. comunidad, como si de una «mano invisible» se tratara.
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"Hell is empty, and
all of the devils are the following. "
-Shakespeare, The Tempest
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one of the devils you'll meet in shiny aspect:
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• Alan Greenspan, the mythical maestro of the Federal Reserve, who neglected the facts of a growing to be housing bubble and became a blind eye to the lending practices that finally introduced down Wall Street-and inflicted huge, immense discomfort at the state.
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B. 3. constraints imposed by the system’s visible information and the potential negative effect on global performance. 19 In an integrated approach to design, all design information is common knowledge for the designers. The system is decomposed into components, but interdependencies among components are not resolved during architectural design. Instead, interface speciﬁcations are produced during detailed design and can be changed until the detailed designing ends. 20 In physical systems, interdependencies may occur if different components share physical space.
2 How Modularity Affects the Correctness of Software Systems When decomposing a system while designing a modular architecture, system architects seek to minimize interdependencies among components in order to reduce the number of design decisions that must be coordinated across components. In the language of software engineering, they strive for high cohesion and low couplinga: the internal elements of a module should be strongly interconnected, while the connections to other modules should be weak.
Modularity in design reduces complexity by allowing component designers to treat other modules as black boxes. By shielding the rest of the system from internal changes to a module, modularity increases designers’ ﬂexibility regarding the detailed design of their own modules and lets the detailed design of different modules proceed independently. 2). The positive impact of modularity in design on the modiﬁability of the resulting system is discussed in chapter 4. Modularity is not without costs.